The University of St. Thomas occupies the ancestral and current homelands of the Dakota people. By actively committing ourselves to truth telling, relationship building, wound healing, and justice seeking, we humbly offer our respect to the Dakota Elders and people, to Indigenous communities beyond the Dakota, and to the sacredness of “the land where the waters reflect the skies”—“Mni Sota Makoce.”
Pronunciation Note: min-ah-so-tah muh-coh-chay; alternative: mi-nee-show-tah muh-coh-chay
To find out about indigenous territories, languages, and treaties for any location in North America, take a look at the Native Land website and map. Please note the disclaimer when using the site and map.
Learn more about languages spoken on this land:
Santee (Link 1)
The University of St. Thomas library has a service called Resource Lists. This is a Canvas-embedded tool that helps you make your course readings more accessible and affordable for your students.